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program. obama finally gets his man. the u.s. senate confirms chuck hagel. what increased demand for cocoanuts has failed to bear fruit for indonesia as farmers. pope benedict xvi is making his final appearance in st. peter's square as the roman catholic pope -- his final appearance in at st. peter's square. he is the first pope in 600 years to resign. >> in these recent months, i felt my weakening strength. i prayed and asked for in light meant to make the right decision for the good of the church. >> barbara, amid the huge outpouring of affection from the faithful gathered there. >> absolutely. a lot of people have turned out to say goodbye to pope benedict xvi. 50,000 tickets were sold. it is more likely that there are about 150,000 people around the vatican and the main road that leads to it. people are still walking towards st. peter's square, but they're being redirected to other parts around the square where there are big screens where they can watch the pope. nothing compared to the figures of the people we saw for the funeral of john paul back in 2005. that was a funeral
. for those inside syria that's been their daily reality for almost two years. >> the u.s. government has grounded its entire fleet of new f-35 fighter planes. a cracked blade was found in one of the jet's engines. the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's most expensive project. >> the f-35 is the centerpiece of the pentagon's biggest weapons replacement program jsf, joint strike fighter. now, for the second time in two months, all 51 radar evading jets have been grounded. a routine inspection revealed a crack on a turbine blade in the jet engine of an f-35 test arkte. the $396 billion program relies on help from eight other countries to fund development. >> there have been a host of problems with the f-35, everything from pilot's helmets displays to air frame issues. when we start talking about power plants or the engine blades, the things of that nature, that's really quite serious and that's almost in a different category, because then you're talking about the very likely potential of catastrophic engine failure in flight. >> the u.s. defense department describes the grounding as pre
you tell us about these explosions? >> the pro-government media says that four explosions rocked the capital in damascus this morning. that area is very famous and very busy. many civilians killed, including children. the place where the explosion took place is usually a place where students stand on line and wait for the buses to take them back,. there are clashes between the government forces and the rebels. another adjacent neighborhood. these explosions look huge. buses, cars burned, people dead, children running away. the government accuses terrorist organizations of some of the activists saying that these explosions are saying they're justifying cracking down on the rebels. whoever is behind these explosions, they're very much coordinated attacks within the capital. >> thank you. the explosions happened just as the syrian national coalition met in cairo. there are reports suggesting that the opposition group is willing to negotiate with the government but only if the president is not part of the deal. we have the latest from these meetings in cairo. >> according to reuters,
in the tahitian capital, joining us over the telephone. good to have you with us. if what can you tell us about this killing? >> we know that shokri belaid was a prominent leader of the popular front. he was shot dead this morning as he was leaving his house, a bullet in the head and a bullet in the neck. two suspects were involved and they are looking for them. this is shocking for to nations. tunisians.ise j meant thousands of people are headed to protest. many people are angry about this political violence to which they say the government did not react in the right way and it has led to this assassination. >> we have been seeing pictures of thousands of people, as you mentioned, on the streets of tunis outside the interior ministry protesting against the killing. they directing their anger at? >> these are mainly students headed to the maine avenue as well as members of the popular front. they are essentially angry at the government because they denounced several times political events that led to a continuation of this violence. this assassination, has never happened before indonesia. peopl
they died. tomorrow it will be us. >> pakistan's military and government do not seem to have a clear policy on fighting sectarianism in the province. a supporter once she is who have to leave.hiwants shias they refused to bury the dead in protest. the prime minister responded by firing the regional government and promising better security. that has clearly not happened. the government has been driven -- given 48 hours to respond to demands made by shia community leaders, who promise more angry leaders if they are -- protest that they are not met. saturday's attacks shows that those who want to target shias can operate in some parts of pakistan with impunity, despite promises made by the government. al jazeera, karachi. >> pakistan's interior minister says the government will protect the shia community. >> i have spoken this afternoon to the police. they will hunt those guys, wherever they are. it is coming from our shared enemy. we have started exercising control. there is some kind of a group from a broad which is broad which is broaan sponsoring them. if somebody is aiding them, we will
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